Athlete health

Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George shoots as Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 05, 2020 - 11:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once the Los Angeles Clippers figured out Miami's zone defense, their 3-point barrage was on. Paul George and Landry Shamet each scored 23 points to lead eight Clippers in double figures, and Los Angeles beat the Heat 128-111 on Wednesday night for its third consecutive victory...
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Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) reacts after making the winning basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 05, 2020 - 8:39 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Serge Ibaka had missed five of his six attempts from 3-point range, but didn’t hesitate when it was time to take the biggest shot of the game. Ibaka hit a go-ahead 3 with 30 seconds remaining and the Toronto Raptors rallied from 19 down to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-118 Wednesday...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, battles to drive to the rim as Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 04, 2020 - 9:46 pm
DENVER (AP) — The combination of Gary Harris and Torrey Craig was too much for Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers to overcome. Not on offense, but defense. Harris and Craig hounded the hot-shooting Lillard all evening and never let him get on track as the Denver Nuggets routed Portland 127-99 on...
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Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates his touchdown pass to Damien Williams in the the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
February 02, 2020 - 10:56 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — 11:15 p.m. President Donald Trump fumbled his congratulatory tweet following the Super Bowl. On the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-20 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Trump tweeted his congratulations to the Chiefs for a “fantastic comeback.” He added...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving reacts after he was injured during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 02, 2020 - 9:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving will miss at least a week with a sprained medial ligament in his right knee. The Brooklyn Nets star had an MRI exam Sunday that confirmed the team's diagnosis after he was injured Saturday in Washington. Irving got hurt in the fourth quarter of a 113-107 loss, when he...
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Italy's Federica Brignone competes in an alpine ski, women's World Cup super G, in Rosa Khutor, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 02, 2020 - 1:52 am
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (AP) — Federica Brignone won a women’s World Cup super-G after overall leader Mikaela Shiffrin sat out the race on Sunday, strengthening her runner-up position in the standings. The win left the Italian 270 points short of Shiffrin’s leading tally. The American three-time...
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Denver Nuggets' Will Barton drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
January 31, 2020 - 10:06 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone couldn't have been any happier with a win than he was Friday night. Will Barton had 24 points and eight assists to lead the tired and short-handed Nuggets to a 127-115 victory that snapped Milwaukee's nine-game winning streak and handed the NBA-...
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Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George, left, shoots while Sacramento Kings center Dewayne Dedmon defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
January 30, 2020 - 10:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — De'Aaron Fox scored 34 points, Buddy Hield added 19 and Cory Joseph 16 as the Sacramento Kings used a strong second quarter to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers 124-103 on Thursday night. It was the first basketball game at Staples Center since Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter...
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Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) goes to the basket as Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) and guard Marcus Smart (36) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Miami. Adebayo was called for an offensive foul on the play. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 30, 2020 - 6:37 pm
The All-Star Game is going to have plenty of new faces. The NBA released the list of the players Thursday voted by the league’s head coaches as reserves for the Feb. 16 game in Chicago, including six who will be All-Stars for the first time. Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors is headed...
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January 30, 2020 - 2:17 pm
USA Gymnastics has filed a bankruptcy plan that includes an offer of $215 million for sexual abuse survivors to settle their claims against the embattled organization. The $215 million total is the amount USA Gymnastics' insurance carriers are willing to provide the sport's national governing body...
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